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Connecting Heritage Samples Archives International Workshop

Connecting Heritage Samples Archives International Workshop (13 -15 June 2022)

Does your institution hold heritage samples? If so, you should tune in to the international workshop, “Connecting Collections: Unlocking Value in Heritage Samples Archives,” which will take place in-person 13 - 15 June 2022, in Évora, Portugal. The workshop is organized by ICCROM as part of its Heritage Samples Archives Initiative (HSAI), together with the HERCULES Laboratory - University of...

Bridging the past with the future

Bridging the past with the future: heritage and foresight

The events of the last few years have demonstrated time and again that the world is rapidly changing, and with it, the cultural heritage sector. Out of mounting global uncertainties rises an urgent need to reconsider how strategic planning can help us better prepare for the future. Within this context, we explore the concept of strategic foresight and highlight ICCROM’s recent investigation into...

Survey on New meanings and significance of sculptural heritage in public spaces: challenges for its preservation

Survey on New meanings and significance of sculptural heritage in public spaces: challenges for its preservation

The survey will be open until 21 February 2022. It aims to gather information on existing practices and policies on the conservation and management of open-door sculpture in public spaces, and how societal changes are challenging their perception, meanings and uses. If you are working on this topic, or are interesting in debating about this complex subject, please fill the survey.

New open access research resource: The Mora Samples Collection now available online!

New open access research resource: The Mora Samples Collection now available online!

ICCROM is very pleased to announce the launch of the Mora Samples Collection catalogue as an open access research resource. The Mora samples collection is an extraordinary scientific scholarly resource comprising over 1 200 material samples that bears witness to the complexity and diversity of wall painting as a medium for cultural expression across different civilizations and time periods.

 International Scientific and Practical Conference - Ukraine

International Scientific and Practical Conference - Ukraine

ICCROM and its partners in Ukraine are sending out a call for papers to participate in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Restoration of architectural monuments under the conditions of high level of subsoil waters and increased interior humidity” which will take place on 24-25 October 2019 at the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve.

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Survey: Needs and challenges for collections display and storage

The anticipated innovations include active and intelligent display cases, storage crates and archival boxes to improve exhibition, storage and transport conditions for museum, archives, libraries and private collections. To provide critical guidance for the project please take this survey and share your experience.

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Conservation Science 2018 - Current State of the Field

An important part of ICCROM’s work is to monitor and share new scientific findings, and identify knowledge gaps. By tracking developments and highlighting key issues in research, ICCROM looks to stimulate analysis and debate with the goal of improving the sector’s ability to address current needs and future challenges.

GREEN LAB 2018 – Laboratory of green methods and products for the restoration of cultural heritage

Green Lab 2018

The 2018 edition of Green Lab will show “Green” methods and solutions, both innovative and ready to use, for cultural heritage restoration. The aim of the course is to give insight into use of these materials and methods by professionals, especially restorers, in order to: observe the applicability, efficiency and effectiveness of the solutions presented; discuss the advantages and limitations...

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Mora Sample Collection: Promotional Video

This short video offers a glimpse inside the ICCROM Mora Sample Collection, to share with you the findings of a new project launched in early 2018, and see the project team at work. The Mora Sample Collection is an important archive of historic wall paintings samples and fragments collected from heritage sites from around the world.

Tracking Trends: Closing the data gap for heritage conservation

Tracking Trends: Closing the data gap for heritage conservation

Cultural heritage narrates our human story. Imagine what our lives would be like without it: our cities without museums and monuments, our families without stories and old photographs. Our heritage is a defining feature of our existence, our sameness and our differences. So why then is it often so difficult to persuade decision-makers that it deserves consideration? When budgets are being...